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From Prehistory to Present Day

  1. Beachy Head Story
    The Beachy Head Story is a brand new exhibition that will allow you to discover the beautiful landscape of Beachy Head and the South Downs. Start at the formation of the Downs and continue through time, discovering the stories of people who have shaped this landscape. Find out why Beachy Head has been so important to people for thousands of years, and why it is still a must-see tourist destination on the South Coast.
  2. Free Exhibition and Gift Shop Open Daily!

  3. Excavations
    Learn new skills and find amazing discoveries.
  4. Gift shop
    Our gift shop stocks a variety of locally inspired and environmentally conscious products. From candles to artwork, with books, toys, fossils and soaps in between, there is something here for everyone. If that doesn’t tempt you, perhaps two blends of tea made especially for us by well-known local brand Bird and Blend will. Plus check back soon for our new online shop, which will open in the coming weeks....

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Drawing of a Victorian woman at Beachy Head

Beachy Head is iconic. The views of the rolling Downland, the lighthouse and the cliffs are…

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7th May 2022-15th July 2022
Image of group of victorian gentlemen

Heritage Eastbourne's latest talk series, Culture and Conversations kicks off with Making a…

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9th July 2022
Lots of Ammonite Fossils in one piece of stone

Have you ever wondered what's beneath your feet? Come along and find out in a story session at the…

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10th July 2022
Green field with yellow flowers and very blue sky. clusters of trees in the distance

Have you ever wondered what's beneath the grassy hills of the Eastbourne Downs? This writing…

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11th July 2022
view of sunset over downland towards Belle tout and the sea

Come and find the hidden stories in the landscape of Beachy Head. Learn how to create a narrative…

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13th July 2022
View at Butts Brow with very blue sky and rolling green fields showing archaeological excavation in bottom left corner

Very little of the Neolithic Causewayed enclosure at Butts Brow has  been excavated so between 16th…

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16th July 2022-31st July 2022
Green fields at Butts Brow with wooden fence in centre

Explore local Downland stories, uncover how the downland has changed and how it continues to change…

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17th July 2022

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29th July 2022
Group of people standing in a big circle on a hill top marking out the ditch of the Neolithic causewayed enclosure at Combe Hill

Examine the mysteries of two Stone Age monuments from Butts Brow to Combe Hill. This walk, lead by…

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22nd July 2022

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30th July 2022
Chalk grassland flowers on the downs

Changing Chalk is an exciting new project which focusses on the chalk grassland landscape of The…

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27th July 2022
Edwardian woman in military style uniform in her garden in Eastbourne

Join Katherine Buckland to journey through Eastbourne’s fashion history and unravel the stories…

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27th August 2022
View from the back of the Beachy Head Story looking across a green field towards the sea at sunset

Join Lizzie Williams on a journey through stories of Looting, Lighthouses and Larks of Beachy Head…

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3rd September 2022

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The Beachy Head Story, Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne BN20 7YA

Tel: 01323 729926

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